Tim and Steve close out the 2018 football season (a successful one and money-maker for listeners!) and begin enjoying all the games the Winter Olympics have to offer. Thanks for listening all year long, and congrats to the champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Steve is a heartbroken Vikings fan, who has to watch the Eagles flood into home territory to play the boring old champions — the New England Patriots. The only thing that can cheer him up? Cashing some prop bets. Steve and Tim go through a few of them here as they try to salvage a rather underwhelming Super Bowl matchup.
Steve Hill needed a whole week after his Vikings loss to be able to speak again. The pickers talk about wins by Philadelphia and New England and what the future has in store for Minnesota. We’ll leave out Super Bowl pick until next week. Most lines have the game at New England -5.
Steve, Umatilla County’s biggest Minnesota Vikings fan, is walking on Cloud 9 after last week’s incredible finish put his team into the NFC Championship. We’re thinking his fandom his caused problems for his gambling IQ however, as the pickers went 0-3-1 last week. This week, they go with two more favorites: Minnesota (-3) and New England (-7.5).
Tim and Steve were dealt some blows last week, as underdogs went 4-0 against the spread and the pickers only went with one of them. This week, Steve is worried about his Vikings, so they choose to go with Atlanta (-3), Tennessee (+13.5), Pittsburgh (-7) and Minnesota (-5.)
Steve is back from foreign lands to pick some games with Tim — and none too soon, after last week’s 0-5 debacle. But the playoffs begin in earnest, and the boys are chasing a perfect 11-0 stretch. To start, they take Kansas City (-8.5), LA Rams (-6), Jacksonville (-8.5) and Carolina (+6.5).
The NFL regular season comes to an end, and with Steve out of the country, Tim and George make the final picks of the year. They go with Pittsburgh (-11), Washington (-3), Oakland (+7), New Orleans (-7) and Seattle (-9.5). Thanks for listening all year long, and check in next week as the playoffs begin.
East Oregonian sports reporters Eric Singer and Alexis Mansanarez sit down with the newspaper’s all-area football player of the year Andrew James. James helped lead the Hermiston Bulldogs to a storybook season, their last in the OSAA.